The Yankees sweep the Indians, 7 – 6 and 9 – 3, their 12th win in a row at home, and the Indians’ 20th loss in a row at Yankee Stadium – Full Radio Broadcast

Sep 10, 1961 | Classic Broadcast

On September 10, 1961 — At Yankee Stadium the New york Yankees sweep the Indians, 7 – 6 and 9 – 3, their 12th win in a row at home, and the Indians’ 20th loss in a row at Yankee Stadium. Mickey Mantle hits home run number 53 in the nitecap, while Roger Maris, homerless, stays at 56. The official scorecard credits Mantle with two runs scored: it will be discovered in 1995 that one of the runs should go to Bill Skowron. In Game two – Clete Boyer homered off Cleveland’s Jim Perry in Yankee Stadium in the sixth inning of the second game of a Sunday afternoon doubleheader. The ball hit in the far left hand corner of the lower level of the grandstand and bounced back onto the playing field. Home plate umpire Joe Linsalata signalled it a homer and immediately Jimmy Piersall ran out of the visitor’s bullpen in left field. Piersall contended that the ball was in play and two umpires agreed with him (Frank Umont at third and Charlie Berry at second). Boyer, already in his home run trot, was tagged out at third base, receiving credit for a double and two runs batted in. The game was protested by the Yankees

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